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April 10, 2013

Marblehead 2013 Spring Sports Previews

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BOYS TENNIS

Last year’s record: 12-7 (Lost in Division 2 North first round)

Head coach: Elizabeth Foukal (6th season)

Captains: Alex Rothbard, Sr., doubles; Ben Goldstein, Sr., doubles.

Key Returnees: Chris Wigglesworth, Jr., first singles; Miles Barry, Jr., singles/doubles; Dimitri Vlassov, Soph., singles/doubles;Griffin Butterfield, Soph., singles/doubles; Jason Frost, Jr.,singles/doubles.

This season will be successful if: Marblehead can pull together as a unified team, with varsity and junior varsity players supporting each other on and off the court.

GIRLS TENNIS

Last year’s record: 20-2 (Lost in Division 2 North semifinals)

Head coach: Tim Stonecipher (8th season)

Captains: Annie Ryan, Sr.; Meghan Gabel, Sr.

Other key players: Tory Booth, Soph.; Kelly Mealey, Soph.

This year will be successful if: The Magicians take it one match at a time and continue to keep the team focus.

BOYS TRACK

Last year’s record: 6-1

Head coach: Brian Crowley (13th season)

Team captains: Josh Beloff, Sr., Long Jump/Triple Jump/200/Relay; Nate Fowler, Sr., Mile/800/Relay; Kevin Touch, Sr., 100/High Jump/Relay.

Key returnees: Ian McIver, Sr., 400/400 Hurdles/Relay; Conrad Rousseau, Jr., 110 Hurdles/400/Long Jump; Derek Dumais, Soph., Shot Put/Discus; Christopher Rodtz, Jr., Mile/Two Mile/Relay; John Howard, Sr., 800/Mile/Relay; A. J. Ernst, Fr., Mile/Two-Mile/Relay.

Coach’s outlook: “We’re in a rebuilding year. We have some strong upperclassmen, but as we did in the winter season we’re going to lean heavily on some very talented younger guys. There’s no question that we’ll be competitive, though.”

GIRLS TRACK

Last year’s record: 4-3

Head coach: Mike Toomey (5th season)

Team captains: Kelly Roland, Sr., Jumps/Throws/Hurdles/ Paige Ferrucci, Jr., Middle Distance; Celina Variam, Sr., Jumps/Hurdles; Mimi Goetz, Sr., Sprints/Throws.

Key returnees: Janaya Randall, Jr., Distance; Kathleen Huber, Soph., Middle Distance; Lily Cummings, Jr., Jumps; Steph Lundgren, Sr., Hurdles; Monica Thorne, Jr., Sprints/Jumps; Carlyn McGrath, Soph., Middle Distance.

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